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Monasteries of the world : the rise and development of the monastic tradition

Author: Christopher Brooke; Wim Swaan
Publisher: New York : Crescent Books, [1982], ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The reader is taken to the most beautiful and evocative stone buildings in the whole of Christendom.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brooke, Christopher Nugent Lawrence.
Monasteries of the world.
New York : Crescent Books, [1982] c1974
(OCoLC)566232721
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Brooke; Wim Swaan
ISBN: 0517205475 9780517205471
OCLC Number: 8552728
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: The monastic world. London : Elek, 1974.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Part 1: The monastic tradition --
1, Prelude; 2. The Rule of St. Benedict; 3. The formation of the traditional monasticism; 4. Life, work & prayer; 5. The hermits; 6. The cloister & the world; 7. The monastic contribution to the twelfth-century renaissance --
Part 2: New orders --
8. The augustinian canons; 9. The Cistercians; 10. The knights; 11. On abbesses and prioresses; 12. St. Norbert & St. Francis --
the premonstratensians and the friars --
Part 3: Gathering the threads --
13. Three visits; 14. 1300: the monastic map of europe.
Other Titles: Monastic world, 1000-1300
Responsibility: Christopher Brooke ; photographs by Wim Swaan.

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The reader is taken to the most beautiful and evocative stone buildings in the whole of Christendom.

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